School Begins August 3, 2020
Wickenburg Unified School District is beginning educational learning for 2020-2021 school year on August 3. Parents may choose remote learning until in-classroom learning is open or online learning through Wickenburg Virtual Academy. Please see "Reopening of Schools" link above for more information.
Welcome to Vulture Peak Middle School!
Dear Vulture Peak Families:
Welcome to the 2020-2021 school year! We hope that everyone had time to relax and enjoy their summer! Due to the pandemic we are facing nationwide, this will be a very different school year. Please be patient as our district and school navigate to meet the health, safety, and learning needs of all students and the health and safety needs of our staff. Teachers return to work on July 27, 2020 and will be preparing for Remote Learning.
I am pleased to share with you that we have some changes in teaching assignments as well as new staff members. The first change is Mr. Lujano is moving into our Technology classroom from ELA. New in ELA will be Mrs. Tenney. We are pleased to have Mrs. Lindsey and Mrs. Ullery share in the Special Education role and welcome Mrs. Ashby into Mathematics. We are pleased to share Mr. Montgomery in Art with Hassayampa. Our school website has a complete list of the staff along with their contact information.
We will engage students in Remote Learning until it is determined that students can return to the classroom. To find detailed information about the WUSD Remote Learning Plan visit the following link: https://www.wickenburgschools.org/domain/2274 . The supply lists for classes can be found on our school website and on teacher Google Classrooms on Tuesday July 28th. This year we will have a virtual Meet the Teacher event. Classroom teachers will send an email with a presentation on Thursday, July 30, 2020. This presentation will include a brief introduction of the teacher, concepts being taught in class, and the Remote Learning Schedule for each class. Remote learning is different than what occurred in the spring. Remote learning will be equivalent to the instructional time spent in school and will focus on new concepts. We will be following our board policies for grading. Grades will be based on completion and accuracy of assignments. There will be whole group live or recorded lessons along with small group instruction for all classes. Live lessons will be recorded and the link posted later in the day on the Google Classroom site. Lessons will be online and there will be supplemental learning materials to go with lessons. Those materials can be picked up at the school on July 30, 2020 between 11:30 AM and 4:00 PM. If you requested a Chromebook, they will be distributed between 11:00 AM and 12:30 PM on July 30th as well. If the times listed do not work with your schedule or if you are in need of a Chromebook but did not request one, please contact the school office.
Our students may go to Hassayampa to receive grab and go meals starting on Monday, August 3. The cost of the grab and go meals will be the same price as our breakfast and lunch meals were previously. Families receiving Free or Reduced priced meals will have 30 days to resubmit applications. A menu will be posted on the district website soon.
There will be a board meeting on August 6, 2020 to discuss students returning to the classroom and school reopening plans. School reopening plans will follow the District Reopening Guidelines. Guidelines can be found on our district website: https://www.wickenburgschools.org/domain/2272 .
I look forward to working with you and our community this school year to assist in growing life long learners.
Mrs. Jennifer Moran, Ed.S
Vulture Peak Middle School